80 new jobs a welcome addition to Malahide Castle

11/01/2012

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North Alan Farrell has described the recent jobs announcement for Malahide as a direct reward for the hard work and good investment that will now reap dividends for the community.

 “I am delighted that Avoca have this week (Wednesday) confirmed that it will be recruiting 80 people for its forthcoming tourism and café centre in Malahide Castle, which will form part of the overall Tourism and Heritage project.

“This announcement is a welcome reward for all the hard work and significant investment of €6.25 million by Fingal County Council, and the strategic investment of €3.75 million by the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport. As a Councillor I was involved with Fingal County Council and local community groups who have worked very hard to bring the historical site of Malahide Castle to its full potential while making it an economic driver for the area.

“Since the government approved funding for the regeneration and additions to Malahide Castle last May, it is encouraging to see the direct value of hard work and good investment in an area like Malahide. This will not only be good news for those who are seeking employment. Local businesses, shops and retailers can already look forward to an increase in footfall and customers as the numbers employed in the village increase. This is before we see the effects that increased tourism generated from the project has even been considered.

“Jobs is in the number one priority for this government and I fundamentally believe that it is projects such as this that will, one by one, create financial sustainability for towns and villages across country.”